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#TiVoFourth Your Favorites!

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 18:55
Last week, we asked our Facebook fans for their favorite Fourth of July movies and the response we got was overwhelming! Some of you suggested movies that reflected the patriotism of the day. Others of you…not so much. Here’s a quick break down of the types of suggestions you sent us:     Salute the Flag: With all the red, white and blue of the Fourth of July, it’s not surprising that lots of users want to watch patriotic movies to celebrate. From classics like Yankee Doodle Dandee and 1776 to more modern Continue Reading

Fireworks on TV This Week!

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:30
MONDAY – The Bachelorette – ABC 8PM ET Desiree has eight remaining men left as the group heads to beautiful Barcelona’s Reial Club Deportiu stadium where tensions turn to fights.  One bachelor throws another “under the bus” and only five bachelors are left clinging to their single red rose.     TUESDAY – Extreme Weight Loss – ABC 8PM ET Chris Powell decides to take on his first married couple, Jason and Rachel, and see if the two can shed some pounds. The two were high-school sweethearts and have five-year-old Continue Reading

Stephen King’s Latest Hit (and our classic favorites)

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 10:00
People can’t stop talking about this summer’s new hit – the mini-series “Under the Dome.” Kicking off last Sunday on CBS with the suspenseful first installment of a 13-part series, the Stephen King adaption is not likely to disappoint. We watched as the residents of Chester’s Mill panic as they realize they have become suddenly trapped under a mysterious and impenetrable dome. Fear hits them from all sides – vulnerable to unknown outside forces and known local terrors inside alike – and it’s anyone’s guess what is next for this Continue Reading

NHL Stanley Cup Final – Honda Owner Auto Ratings and Top Watched Moments of Game 6

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:59
The battle for the Stanley Cup came down to the final moments of game 6. As the crowd in the arena, and the Bruins, assumed the championship series would go to game 7, Chicago was able steal the win in the final minutes of the game with two goals within a 17 second window. With such an exciting outcome, TiVo Research and Analytics could not resist utilizing its second-by-second tune in data to report on the top watched moments of last night’s game. Honda has made a great move over Continue Reading

What To Expect on TV This Week!

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 11:30
MONDAY – The Bachelorette – ABC 8PM ET Eleven bachelors remain and the dozen heads to Munich, Germany. Here, shocking news interrupts a one-on-one date and later a two-on-one date gets personal. Then, after the group goes sledding in the German Alps, three suitors are sent home during the rose ceremony. TUESDAY – So You Think You Can Dance – FOX 8PM ET The Top Twenty contestants perform for the judges to see who moves on to the next round!   WEDNESDAY – Big Brother (Series Premiere)– CBS 8PM In Continue Reading

The Voice – Danielle Bradbury’s First Car and More

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:27
Top Five Moments of The Voice and The Automobiles Owned by Fans of The Program. This week, America voted in this season’s winner of The Voice. Jam-packed with performances from music legends Bob Seger, Bruno Mars, Cher and more, the season finale was one not to miss. Up against Team Usher’s Michelle Chamuel, Blake Shelton had some real competition, but the odds were in his favor with two contestants, The Swon Brothers and Danielle Bradbury, in the top three. Left in the hands of the fans to decide, the youngest Continue Reading

Is TGIF Making a Comeback?

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:28
It’s official! Girl Meets World will debut in 2014—14 years after Boy Meets World ended back in 2000. We watched Cory, Shawn, Topanga and Eric grow up, experience college, struggle with marriage and constantly depend on Mr. Feeny. While Boy Meets World is a timeless show, it was also a classic hit within ABC’s TGIF lineup. TGIF grew in popularity throughout the 1990s until it ended in 2000. With its own jingle (“It’s Friday night/And the mood is right/Gonna have some fun/Show you how it’s done, TGIF”), TGIF was a Continue Reading

Tips & Tricks for Summer & Streaming!

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 12:00
It’s that time of year when kids are out of school and everyone’s either relaxing or acting in response to the travel bug! We wanted to share a few Tips and Tricks that’ll make the most of your time, whether it be in your living room with a glass of lemonade or on a plane train or automobile. A day baseball game after a night game typically means the big sluggers will be riding the bench, but with TiVo, you won’t ever have to! Keeping up with all your favorite Continue Reading

It must be the week after Father’s Day: Sports & Food on TV This Week!

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:00
MONDAY – Stanley Cup: Game 3 – WNBC 8PM ET The #1 seed Chicago Blackhawks play the #4 seed Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Boston. Boston fans will be hoping to see Marchand regain his touch in the quest to raise Lord Stanley’s Cup.     TUESDAY – NBA Finals: Game 6 – ABC 8PM ET The NBA Finals have been a series of blow-outs so far. Fortunately, the teams have taken turns in doing so, and we get to watch Bosh/Wade/James vs Parker/Duncan/McGrady Continue Reading

The Bachelorette is heating up – Top five Moments and Auto Ownership

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 16:54
TiVo Research and Analytics (TRA) documents the top 5 moments watched of Season 9, Episode 3 of the Bachelorette and reports on the automobiles owned by fans of the show. The ninth season of The Bachelorette features a familiar face from the The Bachelor season 17; Desiree Hartsock. She was reluctantly sent home by Sean Lowe in that season, but is now back and better than ever hoping to find true love with 25 eligible bachelors. Desiree eliminated nine potential suitors during the first two episodes creating a sense of Continue Reading

Whether they’re gruff or goofy, we love our TV dads!

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 10:07
Father’s Day is this weekend and it’s time to celebrate our favorite guy – dad. Whether you are spending the day at the ballpark, grilling out in the backyard or simply hanging with dad for a TiVo night in, Sunday is the perfect time to show our dads how much we love them. This got us thinking. There are so many great TV dads, from Howard Cunningham on “Happy Days” to Archie Bunker from “All in the Family,” to celebrate this Father’s Day, too. But we wanted to know: who Continue Reading

Operator Partners Can Now Deploy the TiVo Mobile App

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 14:00
The TiVo mobile app is easy to use, intuitive, highly rated – and now available as a white-label ‘powered by TiVo’ solution for cable operators. By partnering with TiVo, operators’ subscribers owning TiVo and non-TiVo devices alike realize the full value of their subscription. The mobile apps ‘powered by TiVo’ provide an easy to use interface to find out What to Watch Now, see what’s coming up next through the TiVo Live Guide or browse/search TV and movies. Customers can also explore and learn even more about their favorite TV Continue Reading

What To Look Out For On TV This Week!

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 11:00
MONDAY – Bachelorette – ABC 9PM 16 bachelors remain, and Desiree goes on two group dates to decide which of the three to send home. The first group date involves a game of dodgeball that goes array and ends with a trip to the ER, while the second group competes for a chance to attend a VIP movie screening with Desiree while getting a lesson from a Hollywood stunt coordinator.   TUESDAY – So You Think You Can Dance – FOX 8PM What happens in Vegas? This Tuesday, the chosen Continue Reading

TiVo & Vubiquity offer IP VOD Libraries to Operators

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:00
This week we’ve announced the coming integration of Vubiquity’s AnyVU Streaming service, featuring ViewNow content. Now, service providers can launch a complete end-to-end VOD service to consumer devices quickly, with a deep content catalog. ViewNow, Vubiquity’s subscription movie package, offers thousands of HD and SD titles from major and independent studios alike. These can be delivered to TiVo set-top boxes as well as our multi-platform devices including the TiVo web portal, and our iOS and Android applications for phones and tablets. The service also includes download rights on a plethora Continue Reading

In a World of Cliff-Hangers and Plot Twists, One Thing Stays the Same—Theme Songs

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:17
TV shows are constantly evolving on the quest for higher ratings, and each new episode is chock-full of surprises. Characters come and go as storylines throw curve balls your way, but the theme song remains the same, always faithful. A guaranteed staple each and every week, a good theme song expresses the essence of a show. Some, like The Brady Bunch, compose their own songs. In just under a minute, you know that you’re going to watch a story about a lovely lady, a man named Brady, and the family Continue Reading

Witness Ends and Beginnings of Seasons on TV This Week!

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:45
MONDAY – Revolution – NBC 10PM It’s the Season 1 Finale, and things aren’t looking any better for Miles and his team. Although Aaron’s genius pulls through for them, the rebels’ infiltration of the tower results in a loss, and Miles’ leadership skills are in question when his feelings for both Charlie and Nora are put to the test.   TUESDAY – America’s Got Talent – NBC 9PM June brings with it the premiere of America’s Got Talent Season 8! Judges Mel B., Heidi Klum, Howard Stern and Howie Mandel Continue Reading

Saving Our Favorite Shows

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 15:27
Unfortunately, it happens too often … our favorite TV shows are unexpectedly cancelled. Some series don’t even finish their current season before the axe comes down; others get cut after a short lifespan. Thankfully, streaming services have started saving shows, like Don’t Trust the B—— in Apt 23, as well as soap operas, and the widely popular Arrested Development. Hulu released the eight unaired Don’t Trust the B— episodes after the show was cancelled in the middle of its season. Don’t be left wondering “What happened inside Apartment 23?” and Continue Reading

Your Guilty Pleasure Summer is here!

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 10:00
We’re not ashamed to admit that we watch a lot of television. It sort of comes with the territory of working at TiVo. Our conference rooms are named after TV shows, our business cards have our favorite TV shows listed on the back and we may be some of the only people who’ve watched full seasons of things like NBC’s short-lived “Friends” spin-off “Joey“. But sometimes…sometimes it’s a bit harder to admit who we’re spending our TV time with. Those folders we wish we could hide in our “My Shows” Continue Reading

New Episodes on TV This Week!

Mon, 05/27/2013 - 13:00
MONDAY – The Bachelorette – ABC 8PM The 9th season of the Bachelorette officially starts this Monday! Desiree Hartsock is moving into her new Malibu estate and meeting 25 potential suitors. Amongst them are a magician and a single father; and six of them will be sent home.     TUESDAY – So You Think You Can Dance – FOX 8PM Third time’s a charm? As auditions continue, round three takes place on Tuesday. The judges continue their quest to choose the contestants for the 10th season of So You Continue Reading

From Tribal Councils to the Diving Board: Reality Competition Shows

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 13:29
Our culture is consumed with reality TV shows, and for good reason! What’s not to love? There is drama, talent, celebrity judges, voting and constant eliminations. As the competition becomes fierce and alliances waiver, these reality shows are hard to turn off. You don’t want to miss the drama, so set your TiVo!     Longest standing: Survivor – Survivor has been on the air since 2001, and just wrapped its 26th season. Host Jeff Probst continues to bring strangers together in remote, isolated locations for physical and mental challenges. Continue Reading

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